NYS Money Follows the Person Demonstration (MFP)
What is the NYS Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration?
In January 2007, the federal Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved New York's application to participate in the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program (MFP). The MFP Demonstration, authorized under the Deficit Reduction Act and extended through the Accountable Care Act, involves transitioning eligible individuals from long-term institutions like nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities into qualified community-based settings. The initiative assists people who want to leave institutional care and receive services in their community of choice. The MFP Rebalancing Demonstration Grant helps states rebalance their Medicaid long-term care systems.
Who is eligible for MFP?
To be eligible for MFP participation the individual must meet the following criteria:
- Have resided in a qualified institution (hospital, nursing home, or ICF/IID) for not less than 90 consecutive days (minus Medicare covered rehabilitative days) immediately prior to transitioning to the community;
- Be Medicaid eligible at least one day prior to discharge/transition;
- Meet the eligibility/enrollment criteria associated with a constituent program;
- Have health needs that can be met through services available in the community;
- Voluntarily consent and participate;
- Transition into a qualified residence.
What is a qualified residence?
A qualified residence, as defined by the Deficit Reduction Act is:
- A home owned or leased by an individual or family member; or
- An apartment with an individual lease, with lockable access and egress, which includes living, sleeping, bathing, and cooking areas over which the individual or the individual's family has domain and control; or
- A community-based residence in which no more than 4 unrelated individuals reside.
How long are participants eligible for services?
The MFP Program will pay for transition services to the community for the first 365 days of program participation. After 365 days of MFP services, Medicaid and other HCBS help support eligible individuals remain in the community. Following MFP participation, individuals will continue to receive services as long as they meet all the eligibility requirements of the constituent program in which she/he is enrolled.
Who should I contact?
- MFP Peer Outreach and Referral and Transition Centers:
New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL)
99 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
- NHTD Waiver: Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) Waiver, Regional Resource Development Centers (RRDC)
- TBI Waiver: Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program (TBI), Regional Resource Development Centers (RRDC)
- Managed Long Term Care (MLTC): (518) 474-6965
- NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD): Community.Transitions@opwdd.ny.gov
- New York Connects
MFP Policy Documents:
MFP Stakeholder Information:
MFP Stakeholder Presentations
- MFP Stakeholder Advisory Committee 6.18.14 Presentation
- MFP Stakeholder 2.10.14 Presentation
- MFP Stakeholder 9.26.13 Presentation
MFP Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) Program
Community Care Connections
Federal Government Links:
- Money Follows the Person (MFP) Technical Assistance Center
- National MFP website success stories and videos
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
State of New York Links:
- New York State Olmstead Plan
- NYS Medicaid Managed Long Term Care Guide (MLTC Guide)
- New York State Department of Health Managed Long Term Care (NYS DOH MLTC)
- NYS Department of Health Long Term Care
- Consumer Guide to Long Term Care In NYS
- NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
- NYS Office for the Aging (NYSOFA)
- NY Connects
- NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
- NYS Housing and Community Renewal
- NY Housing Search
- NYS Office of Mental Health
- NYS Nutritional Programs
- NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Disability News
- Family Caregiver Alliance
- Rural Assistance Center
- Alzheimer's Association
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- National Institute of Aging
- USDA United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Multi-Family Housing Rentals
- Get At Stuff -Assistive Technology Exchange in New England & New York